Puerto Rico has a long way to go before being 'OK'

Lt. Anagelys Cruz of the Salvation Army will go to her native Puerto Rico to provide support to residents affected by Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico faces much damage after Hurricane Maria made landfall last month, leaving much of the island without power or other essential supplies.

Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding problems come amid a federal spending formula that allocates different amounts to states and territories.

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As well as sending teams to Puerto Rico to ensure that food and medicinal products available to residents are safe, the FDA has been working with federal and local government to mitigate any potential disruption to production of medicinal products.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Puerto Rico to evaluate relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria's damage to the island. While some hard copper wire phone systems apparently stayed up, for all intents and purposes, no one on the island could get word out, and we on the outside could not get word in.

The company has voluntarily withdrawn without prejudice their lawsuit challenging the legality of the Commonwealth's Fiscal Plan as certified by The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico [Oversight Board].

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"Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an unbelievable job is being done in Puerto Rico". President Donald Trump has continued to assert that his government is doing a quote "great job" with their response to the crisis.

He described what he saw as "a human catastrophe" occurring on the island of 3.5 million.

They have also provided their equipment and expertise at large events, including last year's Republican Convention in Cleveland and more recently, the Air Force Marathon in Dayton.

"If we are indeed getting. several hundred thousand liters of water and several hundred thousand portions of food to the municipalities, yet some people in those municipalities are claiming that they're not seeing anything be delivered or they don't know where to find food, then it's important that we investigate why this is happening", he said.

Blumenthal took the trip with four other senators. He also attached a video purporting to show, "What the fake news media will not show you in Puerto Rico..." "People wave on from the sides of the roads as we pass by on our way to missions". The island left a powerful impression on me, and I hope to return to keep documenting its recovery. Puerto Rico is vital to the health and wellbeing of all Americans. "While the full scope of the devastation is not yet known, one thing is for certain - with quick and decisive action granted through the authorities in the DPA, the potential devastation on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands may be mitigated".

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